Talkin' Cloud http://talkincloud.com/rss.xml en Report: Hybrid Cloud Brings IT Management Challenges http://talkincloud.com/hybrid-cloud-computing/report-hybrid-cloud-brings-it-management-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">More than two-thirds of all workloads (68 percent) will be running in the cloud within two years, up from 63 percent today, according to a report released Tuesday by Dimension Data.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/hybrid-cloud-computing/report-hybrid-cloud-brings-it-management-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/hybrid-cloud-computing/report-hybrid-cloud-brings-it-management-challenges#comments Hybrid Cloud Computing Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:45:00 +0000 62311 at http://talkincloud.com The Doyle Report: Cloud Technology: Friend or Foe? http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/doyle-report-cloud-technology-friend-or-foe <div class="field-deck"> After all these years, cloud technology is still befuddling service providers. It need not, if you take the right steps </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At the industry gathering of MSPs and other channel practitioners this week, industry representatives challenged fellow compatriots to step up their game and consider managed services and cloud computing services as complementary business models, not competitive.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/doyle-report-cloud-technology-friend-or-foe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/doyle-report-cloud-technology-friend-or-foe#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Events Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:26:00 +0000 62301 at http://talkincloud.com Delphine Poggianti/Thinkstock HOSTING Acquires Stelligent Systems to Boost AWS Offerings http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/hosting-acquires-stelligent-systems-boost-aws-offerings <div class="node-body article-body">Managed cloud services provider HOSTING has acquired Stelligent Systems to add DevOps automation and continuous delivery capabilities for AWS. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/hosting-acquires-stelligent-systems-boost-aws-offerings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/hosting-acquires-stelligent-systems-boost-aws-offerings#comments Cloud Computing Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:44:00 +0000 62291 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft Wants to Help MSPs Win in Era of Hybrid Cloud and Digital Transformation http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/microsoft-wants-help-msps-win-era-hybrid-cloud-and-digital-transformation <div class="field-deck"> The annual Microsoft Hosting & Cloud Summit shows partners opportunities on horizon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft is hosting its 13th annual Cloud and Hosting Summit this week in Bellevue, Wash., bringing together nearly 500 partners across different business models to explore digital transformation at work. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/microsoft-wants-help-msps-win-era-hybrid-cloud-and-digital-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/microsoft-wants-help-msps-win-era-hybrid-cloud-and-digital-transformation#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Events Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:29:00 +0000 62281 at http://talkincloud.com Wanda Partnership Underscores IBM's China Cloud Push, CEO Says http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/wanda-partnership-underscores-ibms-china-cloud-push-ceo-says <div class="node-body article-body">IBM and Wanda are creating a new cloud company using IBM’s technology and Wanda’s brand. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/wanda-partnership-underscores-ibms-china-cloud-push-ceo-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/wanda-partnership-underscores-ibms-china-cloud-push-ceo-says#comments Cloud Computing Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:25:00 +0000 62271 at http://talkincloud.com Zero One: Got What It Takes to Make the Pivot? http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/zero-one-got-what-it-takes-make-pivot <div class="node-body article-body">While pivots range from shuttering a product to launching one, they all require a courageous business leader to make a risky bet. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/zero-one-got-what-it-takes-make-pivot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/zero-one-got-what-it-takes-make-pivot#comments Cloud Computing Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:48:00 +0000 62261 at http://talkincloud.com Major Outage Shuts Down Office 365 in U.S., Europe http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/major-outage-shuts-down-office-365-us-europe <div class="node-body article-body">As of 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, users were continuing to have difficulty using Microsoft’s online services.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/major-outage-shuts-down-office-365-us-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/major-outage-shuts-down-office-365-us-europe#comments Cloud Computing Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:46:00 +0000 62251 at http://talkincloud.com News and Views from IBM InterConnect 2017 http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/news-and-views-ibm-interconnect-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Cloud-native, cognitive computing, and more at IBM's annual conference in Las Vegas</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/news-and-views-ibm-interconnect-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/news-and-views-ibm-interconnect-2017#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Events Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:15:00 +0000 62241 at http://talkincloud.com Is Remote Work Becoming a Distant Dream Again? http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-business-models/remote-work-becoming-distant-dream-again <div class="node-body article-body">Embracing remote work culture helped IBM save $100 million in office space. But now Big Blue is changing course, saying that agile teams need to work together to succeed. What's the impact on the future of IT?</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-business-models/remote-work-becoming-distant-dream-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-business-models/remote-work-becoming-distant-dream-again#comments Cloud Computing Business Models Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:40:00 +0000 62231 at http://talkincloud.com Salesforce Expands Australian Footprint with AWS Cloud http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/salesforce-expands-australian-footprint-aws-cloud <div class="node-body article-body">Salesforce made the announcement Tuesday at Salesforce World Tour in Sydney, Australia.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/salesforce-expands-australian-footprint-aws-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/salesforce-expands-australian-footprint-aws-cloud#comments Cloud Computing SaaS (Software as a Service) Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:21:00 +0000 62221 at http://talkincloud.com 7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Business http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/7-ways-spring-clean-your-business <div class="node-body gallery-body">Spring is in the air, and if you’re like most people you’re ready for a fresh start this time of year. So what does that mean at work? It’s time to spring clean your business. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/7-ways-spring-clean-your-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/7-ways-spring-clean-your-business#comments Cloud Computing Management Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:33:00 +0000 62211 at http://talkincloud.com 5 Announcements from IBM InterConnect So Far http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/5-announcements-ibm-interconnect-so-far <div class="field-deck"> Cloud, machine learning, and more </div> <div class="node-body article-body">IBM is hosting its IBM InterConnect conference this week in Las Vegas. Here are some of its announcements so far. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/5-announcements-ibm-interconnect-so-far" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/5-announcements-ibm-interconnect-so-far#comments Cloud Computing Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:44:00 +0000 62201 at http://talkincloud.com Cloud Management Platform CloudCheckr Raises $50 Million http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/cloud-management-platform-cloudcheckr-raises-50-million <div class="node-body article-body">Cloud management platform CloudCheckr announced on Monday that it has raised $50 million in Series A financing from Level Equity.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/cloud-management-platform-cloudcheckr-raises-50-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/cloud-management-platform-cloudcheckr-raises-50-million#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Funding and Finance Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:43:00 +0000 62191 at http://talkincloud.com The Doyle Report: How Can You Make Money In Digital Transformation? Start By Filling in the Gaps http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/doyle-report-how-can-you-make-money-digital-transformation-start-filling- <div class="field-deck"> Customers have cracks between their structures, processes and technology. They need your helping filling them in. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In “Building Digital Organizations,” CompTIA’s Seth Robinson, senior director of technology analysis, explains how end customers are reassembling their organizations and teams so they can best take advantage of digital transformation. He also showcases how your business could benefit from this activity.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/doyle-report-how-can-you-make-money-digital-transformation-start-filling-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/doyle-report-how-can-you-make-money-digital-transformation-start-filling-#comments Cloud Computing Management Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:14:00 +0000 62181 at http://talkincloud.com CompTIA Experts Address Skills Gap at SXSW 2017 http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/comptia-experts-address-skills-gap-sxsw-2017 <div class="field-deck"> It's going to be painful, but employers can avoid the worst consequences of the talent shortage by thinking creatively </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s estimated that about 800,000 people currently in technology occupations will retire by 2024, according to industry analyst firm CompTIA’s Charles Eaton, and the lack of skilled workers to fill those vacated jobs is a real concern. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/comptia-experts-address-skills-gap-sxsw-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/comptia-experts-address-skills-gap-sxsw-2017#comments Cloud Computing Management Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:34:00 +0000 62171 at http://talkincloud.com SaaS Keeps SMBs and Solopreneurs from Falling Behind in Cloud http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/saas-keeps-smbs-and-solopreneurs-falling-behind-cloud <div class="field-deck"> Mom-and-pop shops and sole proprietors can use enterprise-grade SaaS to take on the big boys </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many small-and-medium-size businesses (SMBs), sole proprietors and “mom-and-pop” retailers may feel like they got left behind by cloud computing. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/saas-keeps-smbs-and-solopreneurs-falling-behind-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/saas-keeps-smbs-and-solopreneurs-falling-behind-cloud#comments Cloud Computing SaaS (Software as a Service) Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:19:00 +0000 62161 at http://talkincloud.com Rawpixel Ltd/iStock/Thinkstock MuleSoft Eyes Acquisitions After Soaring in U.S. Trading Debut http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/mulesoft-eyes-acquisitions-after-soaring-us-trading-debut <div class="node-body article-body">MuleSoft plans to use proceeds from the IPO for general corporate purposes, including possible acquisitions.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/mulesoft-eyes-acquisitions-after-soaring-us-trading-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/mulesoft-eyes-acquisitions-after-soaring-us-trading-debut#comments Cloud Computing and Cloud Services Stocks Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:40:00 +0000 62151 at http://talkincloud.com Adobe Rises to Record on Upbeat Sales Forecast Driven by Cloud http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/adobe-rises-record-upbeat-sales-forecast-driven-cloud <div class="node-body article-body">Adobe Systems Inc. soared to a record Friday after it forecast sales in the current quarter that topped some analysts’ estimates.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/adobe-rises-record-upbeat-sales-forecast-driven-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/adobe-rises-record-upbeat-sales-forecast-driven-cloud#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:31:00 +0000 62141 at http://talkincloud.com Zero One: Winning the Customer Experience Battle http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/zero-one-winning-customer-experience-battle <div class="node-body article-body">Bad customer experiences plague nearly every company, in every way, with only a few doing it right.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/zero-one-winning-customer-experience-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/zero-one-winning-customer-experience-battle#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:56:00 +0000 62131 at http://talkincloud.com With Tax Overhaul on Back Burner, Companies Embrace M&A Abroad http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/tax-overhaul-back-burner-companies-embrace-ma-abroad <div class="node-body article-body">Corporations are paying for their acquisitions completely with cash they’d stashed abroad. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/tax-overhaul-back-burner-companies-embrace-ma-abroad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/tax-overhaul-back-burner-companies-embrace-ma-abroad#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:20:00 +0000 62121 at http://talkincloud.com How AI is Changing the Future of Customer Acquisition http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/how-ai-changing-future-customer-acquisition <div class="node-body article-body">With the advent of artificial intelligence, according to a panel of experts at SXSW 2017. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/how-ai-changing-future-customer-acquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/how-ai-changing-future-customer-acquisition#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 62111 at http://talkincloud.com The Doyle Report: Do Channel Programs Matter Any More? http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/doyle-report-do-channel-programs-matter-any-more <div class="field-deck"> Outmoded and outdated vendor programs are wrong for everyone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For a lot of people in the channel, vendor programs have lost their allure. The reason? Many are out of step with current trends.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/doyle-report-do-channel-programs-matter-any-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-channel-partner-programs/doyle-report-do-channel-programs-matter-any-more#comments Cloud Channel Partner Programs Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:23:00 +0000 62101 at http://talkincloud.com Companies Not Adopting Emerging Tech Fast Enough, Execs Say http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/companies-not-adopting-emerging-tech-fast-enough-execs-say <div class="node-body article-body">Most IT executives say that their company is in the middle of the pack when it comes to adopting technology, and that they wait for other companies to take the plunge before making an investment.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/companies-not-adopting-emerging-tech-fast-enough-execs-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/companies-not-adopting-emerging-tech-fast-enough-execs-say#comments Cloud Computing Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:20:00 +0000 62091 at http://talkincloud.com Yahoo Security Lapses Laid Bare Even as Russia Blamed for Hack http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/yahoo-security-lapses-laid-bare-even-russia-blamed-hack <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to Yahoo’s massive security breach, the company was right about one thing.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/yahoo-security-lapses-laid-bare-even-russia-blamed-hack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/yahoo-security-lapses-laid-bare-even-russia-blamed-hack#comments Cloud Computing Security Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:26:00 +0000 62081 at http://talkincloud.com Oracle's Cloud Business Shows Momentum as Sales, Profit Beat http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/oracles-cloud-business-shows-momentum-sales-profit-beat <div class="node-body article-body">Sales from Oracle’s cloud businesses gained 62 percent in the recent period.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/oracles-cloud-business-shows-momentum-sales-profit-beat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/oracles-cloud-business-shows-momentum-sales-profit-beat#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing and Cloud Services Stocks Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:43:00 +0000 62071 at http://talkincloud.com 5 Signs a Company Is Ready for Digital Transformation http://talkincloud.com/blog/5-signs-company-ready-digital-transformation <div class="node-body blog-body">There are many routes to digital transformation, but the destination is all about creating new possibilities and opportunities for the business. If companies aren’t at least on the way to digital transformation, the competition is already passing them by.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/blog/5-signs-company-ready-digital-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/blog/5-signs-company-ready-digital-transformation#comments Guest Bloggers digital transformation virtualization VMware Talkin Cloud Blog Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:26:00 +0000 62061 at http://talkincloud.com AWS Offers Cloud Credits to Alexa Skill Developers http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/aws-offers-cloud-credits-alexa-skill-developers <div class="node-body article-body">Amazon Web Services (AWS) is using its cloud dominance to encourage developers to build Alexa skills.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/aws-offers-cloud-credits-alexa-skill-developers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/aws-offers-cloud-credits-alexa-skill-developers#comments Cloud Computing Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:26:00 +0000 62051 at http://talkincloud.com David Becker/Getty Images Russian Spy Agents Accused by U.S. of Masterminding Yahoo Hack http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/russian-spy-agents-accused-us-masterminding-yahoo-hack <div class="node-body article-body">The broadside against the Russian government appeared in an indictment unsealed Wednesday in San Francisco federal court against two Russian FSB security agents and a pair of criminal hackers. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/russian-spy-agents-accused-us-masterminding-yahoo-hack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/russian-spy-agents-accused-us-masterminding-yahoo-hack#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Security Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:58:00 +0000 62041 at http://talkincloud.com Why We Completely Redesigned our SaaS Product http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/why-we-completely-redesigned-our-saas-product <div class="field-byline"> Aytekin Tank, Founder and CEO, JotForm </div> <div class="field-deck"> How JotFrom undertook the massive project </div> <div class="node-body article-body">JotForm made the mistake that many SaaS products are making today. Here's what the company did to right the ship.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/why-we-completely-redesigned-our-saas-product" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/why-we-completely-redesigned-our-saas-product#comments SaaS (Software as a Service) Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:52:00 +0000 62031 at http://talkincloud.com SocGen Taps Amazon, Microsoft for Cloud as Banks Target Costs http://talkincloud.com/iaas/socgen-taps-amazon-microsoft-cloud-banks-target-costs <div class="node-body article-body">The Paris-based bank is to become one of the first large European banks to adopt cloud computing for the bulk of its operations.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/iaas/socgen-taps-amazon-microsoft-cloud-banks-target-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/iaas/socgen-taps-amazon-microsoft-cloud-banks-target-costs#comments Cloud Computing IaaS Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:34:00 +0000 62021 at http://talkincloud.com Mark Renders/Getty Images